chorda tendinea

[ kawr-duh ten-din-ee-uh ]
/ ˈkɔr də tɛnˈdɪn i ə /

noun, plural chor·dae ten·din·e·ae [kawr-dee ten-din-ee-ee]. /ˈkɔr di tɛnˈdɪn iˌi/. Anatomy.

any of the tendons extending from the papillary muscles to the atrioventricular valves and preventing the valves from moving into the atria during ventricular contraction.

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Origin of chorda tendinea

1800–10; <New Latin: tendinous cord

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